An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives which tell a server how to behave in certain events. It must be put in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven apps employ this sort of a file to perform correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use such a file with custom content as well and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that shall be displayed rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have more effective control over your presence online.
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